Applaud Innovative New Ocean Sustainability Initiative

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Target: Bren Smith, Executive Director, GreenWave

Goal: Praise the creation of all-natural, restorative ocean farms.

A new ocean farm initiative will help clean up marine pollution, diminish the effects of climate change, restore underwater ecosystems, and reduce overfishing. The GreenWave, which recently won one of the world’s most prestigious ocean sustainability prizes, is a 100 percent natural solution to many of the issues currently plaguing our oceans. Eight units are under development so far from New England to New York, with more to come in the future.

The GreenWave is a vertical farm containing several species of restorative plants and animals each specially chosen to address a particular issue. Kelp will remove carbon dioxide at five times the rate of terrestrial flora, while oysters will each filter 50 gallons of water per day to remove excess nitrogen. The underwater farms will also serve as new reef habitats which will not only help restore natural storm barriers, but provide refuge for hundreds of types fish and marine birds.

These new farms are not only great for the environment, but will provide work and income to struggling fishermen across the world. GreenWave will provide grants, discounted setup, free outdoor equipment, and two years of training for new ocean farmers. The initiative also guarantees to purchase 80 percent of all GreenWave crops at three times the market rate before selling them to local restaurants.

This project was created by an ex-fisherman who engaged in illegal and immoral fishing practices before finally deciding to dedicate his time to making a positive impact on the ocean environments that he worked in. It will not only address several of the most pressing problems in our oceans, but will incentivize other fishermen to move toward sustainable, restorative methods. Sign the petition below to applaud the maker of GreenWave for his innovation.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Smith,

New restorative ocean farms called GreenWaves aim to mitigate the effects of climate change, repair marine ecosystems, reduce pollution, and promote sustainable fishing practices. The farms contain kelp, which removes carbon dioxide, oysters that act as water filters, as well as several other species chosen for their environmental benefits.

These new farms could not only have an overwhelmingly positive impact on our oceans, but could change the lives of impoverished fishermen across the world. We, the undersigned, thank you for working to address several problems with our oceans with one innovative, all-natural solution.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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